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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.
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Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
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2010 - 2016 Cadillac SRX
Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"
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Today on our 2015 Cadillac SRX, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit class three receiver with a two-inch opening. Part number is 75682. Here's what our hitch is going to look like when installed. Most all of it's hidden behind our rear fascia here so we're not going to see a whole lot. It's got the little section here. It gives us our two-inch by two-inch receiver tube opening.
It's going to work out great for just about any accessory you want to put in there. Be it a bike rack, cargo carrier, even ball mounts. We've got tow ratings. We've got a 400 pound tongue weight rating. That's the maximum downward force we can put here on the back of the receiver tube opening.
We've got a 4000 pound gross trailer weight rating. That's the maximum of the trailer and anything we've got loaded up that we can pull behind the vehicle. We move into weight distribution. The tongue weight is going to go up to 500 and the trailer weight will go up to 5000. Of course, we need to check the manual of the SRX and make sure that's acceptable. If not, we're going to go off whichever of those numbers are the lowest.
You can see here, we've got nice large open safety chain connection points on each side. Should be able to get even the biggest safety chains connected on there without any kind of issue. We're going to have a double pin hole set up. Our first ones are five-eighths pinhole. That's for any of the five-eighths accessories. There's lots of room on either side, so just about anything you pick should be able to go on there without any issue.
We even have room for the hitch immobilizer to go around the top. The front pin hole, that's not for a smaller pin or anything like that. That's for use of the j-pin stabilization system. It's an easy hitch to install. You're going to have weld nuts already in place. All we have to do is pull down this rear fascia a little bit, put the hitch into position, thread our bolts in and torque them down. Really not much simpler than that. The first step in our installation is going to be to remove the two phillips head screws here on the bottom side. This holds on our little center cover . We will pull down and out on that. Lets remove our two fasteners. We have push pin fastener here and here. This is going to be for the driver side. We're also going to remove the 10 millimeter headed nut that's right up there holding that bracket up to the trunk inaudible 00:02:23. We want to hang onto all of these fasteners. We are going to be reusing them. We'll come over to the passenger side and repeat that exact same process. Let's take a look at our mounting locations. Here on the passenger side on the inside of the frame rail, we've got one here and also one here. Then on the driver side, in the exact same location, we're going to have the same two. In the middle of the vehicle, we've got one located right here and one located right here. Just as a little tip, this wire that runs right above it here, that's going to be your prep for your tail light wiring. If you've got that there, you'll just need a simple plug and play kit. We'll start raising our hitch up into position here. We want to guide it up over our rear fascia as we do this. We also want to guide it behind the wiring there on the driver side. We'll just get a bolt started in that side. Then we'll start one on our passenger side. That should hold it in place as we get the rest of them going. We will get our two here in the middle started. All of our bolts are the same size. The only important thing we really want to remember is that the teeth of our conical tooth washer need to face in towards our hitch. Now let's get our bolts snug down . Now we can grab our torque wrench and torque all of our hardware down to the specifications indicated in the instructions . With our hitch torqued, let's get our fascia brackets back in place here . We'll place our push pin fasteners back in there. We'll go do the driver side. That's all there is to it. Now with our rear fascia reinstalled, that's going to complete today's installation of the Draw-Tite Max-Frame trailer hitch receiver. Part number 75682 on our 2015 Cadillac SRX.
Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (110 Customer Reviews)Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.
by: Jerry K.05/10/2013
Got the hitch, installed within 30 min and I used a multimaster saw to cut out rear plate to finish installation. I included two photos 79775
Excellent receiver hitch! Installation was a breeze. I watched the instructional video and was able install this without any problems whatsoever. I opted to go with the Draw-Tite over the Curt for a few reasons. First and most importantly, I'd read two customer reviews on different websites stating that the Curt hitch had misaligned holes and was a tight fit. I didn't want to have 5 of the 6 screws installed and be struggling to fit the last one. That kind of poor quality control infuriates me. Secondly, I thought the Curt was an unnecessarily heavy 34 lbs. (shipping weight) compared to DT's weight of only 18 lbs. A tighter fit and heavier weight would certainly make installation more difficult. Thus the increased installation time of 40:00 compared to the DT's 30:00. If I was towing a speed boat I might want the extra heft, but for the bike rack I'm using it would be overkill. Third, I love the tubular design. To me it just looks more modern. For those wondering, the Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite and Reese versions of this hitch are exactly the same. The same company (Cequent) makes all three. Thanks etrailer.com for making this whole experience a pleasant one. Now it's time to do some cycling. 18484
by: Eric M09/26/2015
Everything is exactly as advertised! The hitch and wiring arrived quickly and was installed the same. Your videos and instructions are flawless. Of course, you guys get to use a hoist, but I backed the Cadillac up on a pair of ramps I happen to have, so that made the install a bit easier. A little help from my neighbor to hold the hitch while I got the first bolt started was also a help. I recommend dealing with e-trailer whenever you need car or truck accessories. 227881
by: Steve K.07/19/2016
The quality of the trailer hitch was excellent and the installation on my 2011 Cadillac SRX was as shown in the video though it took a little longer because I spent a little extra time modifying the center panel to fit it back in place. I was so pleased with the quality of the product, ease of installation, and the quick shipping time that I just ordered the Swagman XTC-2 bike rack for my vehicle! I am looking forward to using the hitch to transport our bikes and tailgating at our Clemson football games! Go Tigers!!! 273525
Thanks for a perfect fitting product. Works great and installed in 10 minutes. 76351
Great hitch for my 2010 Cadillac SRX - it is a perfect fit and installation was very easy. I ordered on a Thursday and received my hitch the following Monday - email notifications kept me posted from the time of order to a follow up after delivery. 81481
by: Jeff L04/02/2014
Great Price. I really liked that they have videos for you to view. I highly suggest watching them as they are very straight forward. Watched it twice and then installed in less than 30 minutes. Saved $350.00 over what Uhaul wanted for the hitch and installation. Thank you etrailer..... 123426
by: Gabe M.07/18/2015
2014 Cadillac SRX. I watched the video on installation and it was super easy. It took me longer to open all the boxes than to install the hitch. One thing I highly recommend is checking that all the bolts fit in the pre-tapped holes in your car. One hole in particular had some obstruction I couldn't remove with a brush or even compressed air, so I ran an M12 tap to clear the treads and that took care of it. This would have been a lot harder if I had the hitch mounted in place already. I also bought the wiring harness and the universal mount kit for my 4-pole light plug. This all fit as easy as the hitch itself. Great value too. 212718
by: Charles Z.08/07/2011
My etrailer purchase experiance has been a very pleasurable one. The vehicle selection match up process,pre-sale instructional video and follow up customer service was excellent. The hitch and wiring harness was delivered ahead of schedule even though I received a customer service call that my choice of hitches would be delayed a few days. I was given the option at that time to substutite but I elected to stay with my first choice. All hardware installed exaclty as the online instructional video and the enclosed instructions directed . I installed this hitch in about 1.5 hours without a lift. My wife was also very pleased to see things went well without my usual DYI kit frustrations that result in screaming and throwing of tools :) Thank You 21274
by: Don H.08/18/2012
I decided to be able to transport my mountain bikes on the back of my new car. So I went on your website and without any difficulty I was able to find the hitch and the bike rack I needed. I ordered both items on a Sunday evening. I immediately received a confirmation response. To my surprise, my shipping was free and upgraded at no additional charge. I received both items within 4 days. The video instructions included were excellent and easy to follow. I had the entire trailer mount and bike rack installed in less than an hour. Both products are of exceptional quality and fit my vehicle perfectly. This entire purchase from start to finish was handled in the utmost professional manner and painless on my part. I highly recommend etrailer.com 52213
This trailer hitch was shipped super fast, although i havent installed it yet it looks to be in perfect condition and i dont believe I'll have any problems installing 190793
by: Chris W05/07/2012
Excellent product!! Fit perfectly!! 20 min install including the wiring harness!! Watch the install video first though. Its less than 4 mins long and will save you much more time than that. It points out some things to do involving removal/loosening of some bumper trim plastic first that I wouldn't have thought to do first. Install the wiring harness before the hitch or else its kind of hard to get to. Good idea to have a torque wrench also. Torque specs are 68 Lb-Ft for all 6 bolts. Over tightened bolts loose strength so a torque wrench is a good idea. If your enough of a handy man to own a socket set and a torque wrench, you can install this hitch yourself no problem. You don't even need to jack the car up!! 39695
Despite my wife's concerns, This 59 year old insurance man with my wife helping me line it up (she helped for about 10 minutes), decided to try installing it myself. I had installed it in my driveway in less than 30 minutes, The video was a huge help, but trying to pull those 4 pins out of the bumper seemed challenging on the first one. I decided to try with those brackets left on the bumper. I had no problem slipping the hitch receiver in with those brackets on, only removing the small nut holding the brackets themselves to the car. The receiver slipped in for me easily as the lower part of the bumper is very flexible. Thank you again for the great service and instructions! 65621
by: Bob F11/13/2012
The hitch was installed today. The process was easy since the instructions were clear and the video was a great help. The shipping was done quickly and easy to follow. The quality of the material appears excellent. I will peobably be purchasing more items in the future. Bob 59371
by: dean pro02/21/2014
easy of installation and quality are ex cellent 117097
This is my 4th hitch. In each case, they have been easy to install, look good, and are well constructed. This is the first time I've used 'ETrailer' as my source , however. ETrailer will be my only source in the future. Their installation videos are detailed and easy to follow, and their product information will give you all the information you could possibly need. My newest hitch for our Cadillac SRX was competitively priced, we had free delivery, and postings from previous customers gave me great ideas on how to cut out the rear panel to fit attractively around the 2" receiver. Kudos to ETrailer. 248441
by: Al S.07/06/2011
Purchased a Draw-Tite receiver hitch and wiring harness for my 2011 Cadillac SRX. The product arrived promptly. Thanks to the video on the etrailer.com website, I had confidence that I could install it myself. This proved to be true. I had it installed in about 30 minutes, by myself, using just a few simple tools. I did have to borrow a torque wrench to properly tighten the frame bolts. All the mounting holes lined up perfectly with the OEM preinstalled holes. The wiring harness snapped into place without any tools or hassle. I would highly recommend etrailer products !! 18692
by: Ryan C.06/07/2016
Perfect fit! This was my first time installing a trailer hitch, so I was a little nervous about it. Etrailer made the whole process EASY with great customer service over the phone helping me place the order and a simple installation tutorial video. A little sweat and elbow grease was required, but I got the job done by myself in about an hour. I don't have any special equipment and it wasn't needed. Just laid down under my vehicle and with a screw driver and a torque wrench and I got the job done. One hour in my garage was worth saving about $150 in installation cost. 258529
by: Walter A03/27/2016
I purchased a Hidden Hitch for our 2013 Cadillac SRX Performance after reviewing your online installation video. I also ordered a light pig tail that was literally plug and play. It took about two hours and I trimmed the valence and reinstalled to get a factory look. I could not be happier with the quality, value and ease of installation. 241944
by: Ruben S.11/09/2012
The hitch and wiring was a perfect fit for my 2011 cadillac srx . After watching the how to install video provided by etrailer it only took me like 15 minutes and i was ready to go. I will only be pulling a 6x9 trailer loaded with my riding mower at the moment. I dont own a truck so it wasnt easy for me to move my things around now it wont be a problem. Thanks etrailer you have really dedicated employees who really care about helping your customers every question i emailed was responded promptly. 59139
I bought the hitch, wiring harness and bracket for my 2010 Cadillac SRX. I have a mechanic who said he would install but after looking at the videos on eTrailer I decided to install it. It was a Snap! Great product and very easy to install after seeing the videos. The only thing missing on their site was the oversized cover to go over the hitch to keep the back of the Cadillac looking good. Price was great and they got it to me way faster than I thought they would. 248090
by: George B06/07/2012
Great hitch,simple to install. Had problems getting the controller and all the wiring behind the tail light. I think this controller is larger than the one in the video. It only takes a pair of tin snips and a few minutes of cutting to make the center facia look and fit great. 43187
by: Gerald B07/20/2012
Prompt ( three days from order) delivery. Product appears to be as advertised. I believe I can install myself.. in the morning. Wish I had a hoist or some blocking. This hitch, to carry bikes, goes on my wife's pride and joy Cad SRX and she only agreed to this invasion of her car's purity because it promises not to protrude. My challenge is to fulfill that promise. Great product; excellent written and video install instructions, and unbelievably speedy delivery. 48750
by: Rick S.03/01/2011
This is the hitch on my 2011 SRX Class III 8162
by: Norman Renz07/02/2016
I received my hitch and wire set up very fast. Product was very secure in the box with all the instructions but I really like the instructions on the internet when they went step by step so I already knew what to do when I received the product. I fit exactly like it should like it would have if the car came from the factory with the hitch. I am very pleased with everything, good company to do business with. Thank you. 267632
by: Justin W.03/10/2011
Excellent Service. This is one of the best overall internet based businesses that I have dealt with. The product information was very clear and I was able to order the correct items confidently. The delivery was on time and correct, and the customer service was exceptional by informing me about each step of the delivery process. Overall 10 out of 10 and to top it all off, the price was the best ! 8988
by: Tom Mettner09/04/2012
I watched the video of installing on a SRX and it made the job so easy. It took me only 30 minutes to install the hitch. The Rolla carrier fit great and is very sturdy. 53880
Excellent Product. etrailer.com does an outstanding job of not only providing detailed information on the product, but on the installation procedures and requirements. I installed this on my 2015 Cadillac SRX in less than an hour. All this AND they had the best price on the internet. Piece of cake. I will definitely purchase from etrailer.com again. 183851
by: Rob B06/29/2016
I'm 73 and splurged and purchases a 2015 Cadillac SRV... It needed a hitch for my boat and utility trailer so I purchased a hitch from etrailer. I looked at the video , gathered all the tools I needed and had the job done in 1.5 hours. Now believe me I'm no car mechanic, I actually hate working on cars but this installation went off with out a hitch. 266302
by: Rob J.03/01/2012
Shipping Dept.: Be careful when using packaging tape to wrap all the ordered products together. This can damage some of the more sensitive items in the shipment and also makes it a hassle to get all the unwanted adhesive off. I had to use alcohol to remove all the sticky tape residue. Other than that products arrived OK. Thank you! 32815
Product exactly as described! Within the last two months I ordered several thousands of dollars of parts for a collector car that I am re-building and also the trailor hitch and wiring package from etrailor. Etrailor was the last item ordered and the first to arrive, so that should tell you something about their service. 69738
by: Brad P07/01/2013
Received today and it is already installed. Great instructions and easy to install. Thanks so much for the follow up. 86896
by: Hidden Hitch02/23/2012
Product looks in great shape. Was easy to put on with the help from the video. etrailer has the business figured out when it comes to customer service. They make a job that could make people apprehensive about starting, easy to accomplish. The video on the website is second to none. Great Job eTrailer.com!!! 32328
by: Tom O09/04/2012
Received the trailer hitch before schedule.Install was easy to follow and no problem,took under an hour. Harness wiring kit was as easy to install. Outstanding products, will use your services again in the future. My SRX and I thank you. Tom O 53892
by: Ernest C.02/28/2013
the hitch was just as described and the installation was very easy, just as shown in the video. The wiring harness was equally as good and installed in seconds. I received the hitch and accessories within a couple days of ordering. They were shipped free through UPS. Great product and service! 68210
by: Gary L.06/08/2016
The product was delivered quickly and both the hitch and harness fit perfectly. The excellent price was also a great feature. I needed the hitch in a hurry and etrailer came through by delivering in 2 days. Thank you very much! I will be moving some items this weekend thanks to etrailer. 259214
by: Peter M.05/07/2015
Not only is the product great-- the installation videos, instructions and support are over the top. This hitch fit my vehicle perfectly, and I was impressed on how easily I was able to install it. I was also able to modify an access panel with the help of photos from other installations. 191119
by: Larry T10/06/2012
This was simple to install. It bolted right in place and the on-line video shows exactly how to install it. Great product and problem free installation. When I bought my SRX, my hitch-mounted bike rack had no place to go. This was a quick, easy and inexpensive solution. 56575
by: Mike M.10/07/2013
Delivery to Illinois in two days, wow! Great service and the videos will be a big help, 2012 SRX. I won't be installing it for a couple of months, I am sure it will be easy. The hitch appears to be good quality and it came with a good paint job and complete hardware. 102845
by: Jim M.04/14/2016
Excellent Hitch...self installed in 30 minutes. As easy as advertised 244293
by: David S06/08/2015
2014 Cadillac SRX installation by a novice. It could not have been easier. Seriously, this is a no brainer. Watched the video once, made sure I had the basic tools (19 MM socket) and went to work....I went very slow....45 minutes later, done. Couldn't be happier. 201656
by: Al S.04/14/2014
It was very easy ordering online. Receipt of this product was timely and could be track once it got shipped. Installation videos and instructions made my job easy. I got the hitch installed within the time prescribed. I will order products from etrailer.com again. 124925
by: David B07/05/2013
Hitch went on in minutes, extremly fast delivery! Thank you!!! 87784
by: Bob S.06/30/2011
The hitch arrived in a very timely manner. The video instruction made the installation a snap. I was able to put this in by myself in less than an hour including the wiring which was a simple snap in. I would highly recommend etrailer and this product. 18244
My experience with etrailer couldn't have been any better. Ordering was easy and I received my hitch a few days later. Installation was a breeze and had it on in less than 1/2 hour. The installation video was definitely a plus. Great job etrailer. 144157
by: Michael H05/28/2014
Everything went great. Product delivered as promised. I watched the online video and read reader comments and my experience was similar to other people who said fast and easy install. Took me 20 Minutes and was able to install myself. Thanks 132965
by: Kristina R.05/30/2015
Very easy to put together while following along with the instructional video. My husband and I (even though I barely helped) got everything assembled within 30-40 minutes. Would definitely recommend. Fits perfect on my 2012 Cadillac SRX. 198793
by: Rick L09/22/2014
Well made hitch. I put it on myself without lifting the car. It was a bit tedious but manageable. (Would have been much easier on a lift.) Also, if you are able to get someone to help that would also make it easier. 152379
by: Dave W.06/03/2016
I ordered the hitch less than a week before I needed to pull our camper for a family outing. eTrailer quickly filled my order, my hitch arrived on the day promised, it was an exact fit and installation was a breeze! 256491
by: Richard S05/23/2014
Product installed very easily. I installed myself and would recommend another person to help balance and hold the Hitch in place while installing. Also ordered the trailer wiring Which installed in less than a minute. 132031
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